As your home and business technology needs continue to evolve, fiber is the future-proof solution for delivering high bandwidth that can keep up with your growing needs. From video streaming to cloud computing and voice, only fiber can deliver the immense bandwidth that these applications of the future require, and now it can be yours.


  • Fiber is used all the way to the customer location
  • Technology was developed for communication to overcome the limitations of copper networks
  • Delivers signal using light; does not conduct electricity
  • Not susceptible to interference
  • Data can travel long distances without losing signal
  • Faster two-way transmission speeds of up to 1GB per second
  • Reliable and stable in all weather – moisture not a problem


  • Copper is run to the customer location, even if fiber is used in the network backbone
  • Technology was developed to add data transmission to then-existing cable TV networks
  • Delivers signal using electricity
  • Can suffer from electromagnetic interference
  • Data cannot travel as far and signal degrades over shorter distances
  • Upload speeds are generally much lower than download speeds
  • Moisture is bad for metal cables and connections

Jaguar Communications is proud to bring Fiber Optic Services to your community. Fiber has become the leading technology for the next generation of communications networks worldwide. It is quickly replacing legacy copper and coaxial networks.

When you connect to Jaguar’s fiber service you will be connecting with the speed of light, up to 1 Gigabit per second. When you are watching your favorite movie, surfing the net, gaming, downloading music and videos, or telecommuting, Jaguar offers the fastest, most reliable service available.

Just how fast is 1 Gigabit? It’s the equivalent of 1,000 Megabits per second, which is over 100 times faster than the U.S. high-speed average. With a Gigabit connection, you could download an entire digital movie copy (14 GB) in less than two minutes.


Fiber-to-the-premise (FTTP) (or fiber-to-the-home (FTTH)) is the delivery of a communications signal over optical fiber from the operator’s switching equipment all the way to a business or home, thereby, replacing existing copper infrastructure such as telephone wires and coaxial cable. FTTP and FTTH are a relatively new and fast-growing growing method of providing vastly higher bandwidth to consumers, and enable more robust video, internet, and voice services.
Optical fiber is a hair-thin strand of glass, specially designed to trap and transmit light pulses. The fiber uses light instead of electricity to carry a signal. It is unique because it can carry high bandwidth signals over long distances without signal degradation, and it can provide those signals simultaneously in both directions— upload and download. Copper media can also carry high bandwidth but only for a few hundred yards. After that distance, the signal begins to degrade and bandwidth narrows. Optical fiber has been used in communications networks for more than 35 years, mostly to carry core telecom traffic from city to city or country to country.
Connecting homes directly to fiber optic cable provides enormous improvements in the bandwidth that can be provided to consumers, both now and in the future for accelerating bandwidth demand. While cable modems generally provide transmission speeds of anywhere between 5 and 50 megabits per second on the download (and are generally much slower when uploading), current fiber optic technology can provide two-way transmission speeds of up to 1 gigabit per second, with 10 gig systems now coming to market. Even higher bandwidth fiber networks are being developed. While cable and DSL providers are struggling to squeeze small increments of higher bandwidth out of their technologies, ongoing improvements in fiber optic equipment are constantly increasing available bandwidth without having to change the fiber. That is why fiber networks are said to be “future proof.”
This is the age of video over internet. Increasingly, consumers are using their internet connections to view television programs from content providers like Netflix, Hulu, Amazon and a growing number of websites that provide video in some form. Over the past several years, since in the introduction of the video sharing site YouTube, video has grabbed an ever-larger share of total IP traffic and is now the internet’s leading application. One high definition movie takes up to as much bandwidth as 35,000 web pages. In the meantime, a growing number of companies are offering “software as service” meaning you subscribe to applications on the net rather than install them on your own computer. These “cloud computing” applications are now available for word processing, emailing, automated remote file backup, and a host of business and personal services. All of these applications—and many others we haven’t even dreamed of yet—are going to require much greater bandwidth than what is generally available today. While many cable modem services have kept up with steadily growing consumer demand for more bandwidth, DSL services have struggled to do so. And it remains to be seen how much longer cable modems, which use copper in the last-mile, are going to be able to keep pace, especially given Cisco’s forecast that IP traffic will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 34 percent in the years to come.
We have no reason to believe that innovation in internet applications and services will ever slow down. In fact, all signs point toward their acceleration as high-definition video, telemedicine, distance learning, telecommuting and many other broadband applications come to market. Only fiber to the home is going to be able to deliver the bandwidth we are going to need far into the future.
Think about it. A few years ago, a majority of households relied on cable or satellite for their TV viewing. Today, Netflix and Hulu are becoming more popular than owning a TV subscription. It was the advance from dial-up to DSL and cable modem that made streaming possible. And now a growing number of Americans are watching their favorite television programs, news, and sporting events over the internet. They are video-conferencing (i.e., Skype) with children, relatives and friends, taking online video college classes, using telemedicine to talk to their healthcare providers, working from home, and many other broadband applications that have so far been limited only by the amount of high-bandwidth connections into customer’s homes. Only fiber-to-the-home can deliver the bandwidth we are going to need in the future. We have no reason to believe these innovations will stop.

Surveys have shown that, in many markets, FTTH subscribers pay approximately the same for their internet, voice and video services as do DSL and traditional cable customers. Even in areas where FTTH subscribers pay more for their services, surveys report that customers say fiber is worth the extra money and consider it a better value, given the speed and resiliency of FTTH.

Satisfaction rates are consistently shown to be higher for FTTH than other types of broadband in a variety of market surveys.  Consumers say higher satisfaction is based on both reliability and speed; and, they appreciate having one of the most stable, speedy, and advanced forms of data transmission available run all the way to their homes.

Based on consumer estimates of applications load time—“gears turning”—FTTH consumers are far more productive. Compared with the slowest type of broadband, FTTH consumers spend 49 fewer annual hours waiting for things to load. FTTH users work from home more often and enjoy a home value premium of over $5,000 versus other types of broadband (Study by RVA & Associates, Tulsa).
DSL and cable modems rely on copper wire to deliver signals to your home, and copper can deliver high bandwidth only over very short distances. That’s fine if you happen to live a few hundred yards from your provider’s switching station, but most people don’t live that close. Optical fiber does not have this limitation and is able to carry high bandwidth signals over great distances to homes and businesses. Only FTTH can deliver the immense bandwidth that the applications of the future will require.
Yes. Satellite offers video, but it cannot offer robust broadband internet service because the subscriber can only download the signal. Upload is normally provided through the subscriber’s telephone lines, which limits transmission speeds for user-generated content.

Based on a recent 2014 survey, there are 10.4 million homes connected to fiber in North America compared with 9.7 million in May 2013. And there are now 58 providers offering gigabit-per-second packages. In those homes, users report spending over 5 hours a day online and have an average of 5.5 internet-connected devices. Broadband users under age 35 report getting over half of their video content from online sources using a variety of devices, including computers, tablets, and cell phones.

Information from the Fiber to the Home Council


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